NVQs and teacher training: a chance for co-operation?
Discusses the introduction of competence-based standards for training and development and the impact on the training of teachers by requiring changes in the assessment skills learned in teacher training. Compares the standards for training and development with the guidance given to teacher-training institutions. Suggests that the fuller introduction of competence-based, NVQ-style learning and assessment would have some further impact on teacher training and, despite the opposition of academics, the effects could be beneficial. Sees these possible changes as part of a process which is democratic without lowering standards.